As we explained, this quasi-theatrical journey will include actors performing era-appropriate scenes and feature actor Richard Malmos narrating the story assisted by a video backdrop of archive film clips and evocative images. And, that'll be punctuated by the music.
The bands covered during this ninety minute show will be...
"The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, Queen, Van Halen, AC/DC, Journey, Free, Bryan Adams, Supertramp, Toto, Deep Purple, and more."
And, we now have the official band lineup. They cover an awful lot of heavy musical history:
"Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart, Bad Company)
Tracii Guns [Guitar] (LA Guns, Guns n’ Roses)
Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor)
John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia)
Paul Shortino [Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quite Riot)
Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia)
Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring)
Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline)."
There are also plans to add guest stars into the mix, including changing up the lead singer. Bobby Kimball of Toto will be pitching in and Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow and Deep Purple joins the show at the end of March. The production has a year long contract with LVH so plenty of opportunities for interesting line-up changes. Take another look at the band members above and think of the pals they might be able to encourage to take the stage.
Ticket prices range from $49 to a "Rock Star Package" costing $100 which will include tickets to seats in the first five rows, a T-shirt, a signed concert program, a signed album, a meet and greet and a VIP pass. Tickets can be purchased at the usual places including LVH's own website and go on sale February 9 at 10 a.m.
We found another unofficial clip of last year's test run in Los Angeles that gives an audience eye-view of how the visuals interact with the music. View it below. Expect an upgrade of the staging by the time it gets to Vegas.